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June 6, 2022, New York – A new study published today in the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) warns that ultra-processed foods (UPF) and drinks are linked with increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

“Association Between Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Risk...

Statement from the National Kidney Foundation on Media Reports of USPSTF Considering Kidney Disease Screening 

May 24, 2022, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is encouraged by reports the United States Preventative Services...

Potentially game changing impact investment program aimed at fundamentally disrupting the fight against kidney disease

April 11, 2022, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) today, announced the launch of the NKF Innovation Fund, a new impact investment program aimed at fundamentally disrupting the fight against kidney disease.

“The kidney health landscape is...

March 31, 2022, New York, NY — Researchers will present at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings the results of a clinical trial of a new therapy that gives hope to people with a specific genetic mutation that can cause kidney damage. 

APOL1-mediated kidney disease (AMKD) is a serious disease caused by mutations in the APOL1 gene that lead to damage in certain...

(Feb. 2, 2024, New York, NY) — The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) proudly announces that Dr. Sankar Niranjan, MD, FASN, will receive the prestigious Medical Advisory Board (MAB) Distinguished Service Award. This award was established to recognize exceptional individuals for their outstanding educational activities and community service in advancing the mission of NKF at a local level and is a testament...

February 7, 2022, New York, NY — Today, the latest guideline for managing diabetes in patients with kidney disease has been endorsed by the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) professional workgroup charged with reviewing the “KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease.”

Led by co-chairs Drs. Amy Mottl and...

January 26, 2022, New York, NY —The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is proud to announce that Imperial Headwear will join us once again as the “Official Headwear” and National Promotional Partner of the 35th Annual NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic. Funds raised through this fun event help NKF promote optimal kidney health as well as improve the lives of the...

When we first set out to recruit patients into our newly launched patient registry a year ago, the task seemed impossible. Would patients recognize the value of sharing their health data to help advance kidney disease treatments? Would the database reach the necessary mass required for researchers to make meaningful advances? Now, on the first anniversary of the launch, we know the answer to these questions is "Yes."

Our path is clear...

According to research published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, people with kidney disease who consume more plant protein have a lower risk of death. Even a 33% increase in the ratio of plant protein to total protein has...